Freek’s Mill Brings a Lot More Life—and Small Plates—Beyond Third Avenue

Posted on- May 23, 2016

You can walk for a fair stretch beyond Third Avenue in Gowanus, and find yourself sharing sidewalk space with only the occasional streetwise cat. All other sentient beings, it seems, have been magically transported inside of Freek’s Mill—an oasis of exposed brick, white marble, and oysters sputtering over wood, with a dead-on view of a […]


The Spring Mill: A Calamansi, Honey And Cucumber Spritz

Posted on- May 23, 2016

When perusing a cocktail list for the first time, you don’t tend to miss a word like calamansi. The citrus — a Southeast Asian cross between mandarin oranges and kumquats — might be common in Filipino, Malaysian and Indian cuisine, but it’s seldom seen in cocktails. For Brooklyn’s casual Freek’s Mill restaurant, a newcomer to the evolving Gowanus Canal neighborhood, […]


Just Beaujolais and Chenin Blanc (and That Could Be Enough)

Posted on- April 28, 2016

It’s the rare wine list that can be all things to all people. Only the most well-financed restaurants have the resources to range freely the world over and present the best of the best. Instead, most wine-conscious restaurants narrow their visions and choose a style or region in which to concentrate. The selection must complement […]


In Brooklyn, Toasting Beaujolais and Chenin Blanc

Posted on- April 27, 2016

There are certain wines that sommeliers all love but that the public doesn’t necessarily embrace—or perhaps even know. I’m thinking about wines such as Sherry and Beaujolais and Chenin Blanc. You’ll find them scattered throughout most New York wine lists, but they’re rarely—if ever—the star of the show. Except at Brooklyn’s newly opened Freek’s Mill […]


15 New NYC Restaurants to Try in May

Posted on- April 26, 2016

Story of our lives: By the time we finally get around to visiting that new Italian place that just opened in our neighborhood, there’s a line out the door and reservations are booked for weeks. Not this time. Here are the 15 hottest new restaurants to visit in May. Book your tables now. Read More


The Best NYC Bar and Restaurant Openings of April

Posted on- April 25, 2016

This low-key, candle-lit restaurant in Gowanus focuses on seasonal, vegetable-heavy small plates made with farm-fresh ingredients, like wood-roasted oysters and sunchoke agnolotti with lobster, as well as slightly more elevated dishes like rabbit in a jar and BBQ kohlrabi. Order lots and pair it all with French wine or something from the cocktail list, which features […]


Freek’s Mill Fortifies The Gowanus Dining Scene With Seasonal Small Plates

Posted on- April 12, 2016

The Gowanus Canal’s stunning transformation from terrifying cesspool to trendy destination(though the cesspool’s still got it) has meant the proliferation of new bars, restaurants and flashy karaoke lounges to the area. These days, the smells emanating from the neighborhood are more likely to be pleasing ones from the beer-making process or the wood-fired oven at […]

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